[PDF] Glycemic index, glycemic load, carbohydrates, and type 2 diabetes : systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies

American Diabetes Association
American Diabetes Association
Publication date:
01 December 2013


Greenwood,D.C., Threapleton,D.E., Evans,C.E. et al (2013) Glycemic Index, Glycemic Load, Carbohydrates, and Type 2 Diabetes: Systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies. Diabetes Care 36(12):4166-4171

This systematic review investigates the relationship between a high glucose and carbohydrate diet and risk of type 2 diabetes.

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